Thursday, November 1, 2012

Solemnity of All Saints: "I had a vision of a great multitude."

“These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.”
-- Rv 7:2-4, 9-14

By keeping the memorials of the saints - first of all the holy Mother of God, then the apostles, the martyrs, and other saints - on fixed days of the liturgical year, the Church on earth shows that she is united with the liturgy of heaven. She gives glory to Christ for having accomplished his salvation in his glorified members; their example encourages her on her way to the Father.
-- CCC 1195

For MCITL reflection for the Solemnity of All Saints click here.
Art: Albrecht Duerer(1471 - 1528. The Landauer Altarpiece, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum.

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